SHUFORD, Alonzo Craig, (1858 - 1933)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SHUFORD, Alonzo Craig, a Representative from North Carolina; born on a farm near Newton, Catawba County, N.C., March 1, 1858; attended the common schools and Newton College; engaged in agricultural pursuits; joined the Farmers Alliance in 1889 and was a county and district lecturer; delegate to the labor conference at St. Louis, Mo., in February 1892; also a delegate to the Populist convention at Omaha, Nebr., in July 1892; elected vice president of the State Alliance in 1894; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1898; resumed agricultural pursuits near Newton, N.C.; presidential elector on the Progressive ticket in 1924; retired from active business pursuits in 1928 and moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., where he died on February 8, 1933; interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery.